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Name:Carn Salachaidh
Hill number:1103
Height:647m / 2123ft
RHB Section:15B: Loch Vaich to Moray Firth
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
Grid ref:NH 51890 87431
Summit feature:large granite boulder
Col:413m  NH517838  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 20
(1:25k) 437N
Observations:boulder is about 2m higher and 55m NE of trig point (NH 51845 87405)
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 139 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From grassy area just after bridge over Allt Ghilinne west of Gruinards. On good track above stream and crossed roughly where stalkers path from Gruinards Lodge descends. Then took line south east through heather to summit. Hard going! Descended over Carn Bhrain and down NE ridge to stream and on outward route. Loads of deer on the hill. A tough day.MichaelF24/07/2019
4 of 8: From Carn Bhrain.ChrisR04/06/2019
Cycled up Strath Rusdale then after Cuinneag.Topographer5716/07/2018
Roadside parking at NH 5476 9083. Progressively deteriorating atv track to NH 5439 9003. Continued on faint track for 200m then took a fairly direct line up and over Breac Leathad and on Carn Bhrain, whence across to here. On descent took a direct line to pick up end of the faint trail (NH 5344 8993). Very tough terrain - high heather and deep snow, perhaps toughest walk of the week. With Carole Engel.jonglew04/04/2018
From the lay-by opposite Gruinards LodgePeterb22/02/2018
From Gruinards. Good path in to ford and then up steep slopes mainly grass. The heather can be generally avoided. Surprisingly complex ridge with huge boulders littering the route. Scotland's answer to Easter Island? Great viewpoint in brilliant weather.Campbell Singer04/05/2017
From Gruinards lodge. Squeezed supervans into the end of a passing place and used old path to get over the intermediate ridge and a steep hard climb up onto the main ridge. Tough ground but once on summit rocks got easier. From top went onto subsidiary summit to East and then took a beeline route back down to the burn at 140m. Found a connecting old syalkers path to get us back to the route in.nordicstar25/07/2016
Quite a nice varied walk, with a useful track for starters.jenx25/07/2016
From Strath Rusdale in heavy rain. The walk along the track to Lochan a'Chairn is unbelievably easy and fast. It was a real surprise to find a tarmac road running dead straight up to the Loch in the middle of this amazing wilderness. The climb onto the ridge is easy, but the walk along the ridge would probably be more pleasurable in good weather with views. Let's just say there are lots of bumps interspersed regularly with peat hags. Had to dust off the compass on the way down, as the ridge is sufficiently vague to require accurate navigation in poor weather. Amazed to find a tented city had grown up back at the Loch.Gill16/06/2016
Biked in to camp next to track by footbridge for a few days. Evening ascent along with its Ct neighbour. As noted below, cairn not at summit.dickscroop17/03/2015
From road near Gruinards Lodge.ChrisR24/10/2013
round of 2 carn chuinneag and carn salachaidh,cycled up strath rusdale to base of hills.robertphillips04/10/2013
my birthday!Denise 27/05/2013
Solo tripInvicta1431/05/2012
alone SheilaS07/05/2012
Solo Uisdean2523/10/2011
Revisit. Fine rocky summit, fine view dominated by Carn Chuinneag. Summit is rocky outcrop, apparently approx 1.5m higher than trig top. 35mi route from Glencalvie, including Chuinneag and Chasteil, and a selection of Graham Tops, on a brilliant clear sunny day.RHW05/05/2008
Walked in from Gruinards Lodge. A fine summit and viewpoint.JohnW04/08/2007
from Bhealaich. S wind in face. Long trudge down and then up to central group of grey boulders protecting column with no FB built in. 12.40. Boulder 60m E was 12' higher.arranc23/06/2005
fine rocky summit. Gruinards Lodge FP from 523921 RHW25/07/2000
Round of Beinn Tharsuinn, Carn Chuinneag and Carn Salachaidh from Glencalvie Lodge.Eddie09/05/1999
Am Bodach13/10/2019
Lindsay M01/06/2019
hill walker31/03/2019
Tom Mundell24/06/2018
Trekking toes24/06/2018
dave g05/04/2018
carole engel04/04/2018
Simon Winton24/03/2018
Sick Kid24/07/2016